Many Saudis see the passage of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, overriding President Obama’s veto, as irreparable damage to a long relationship.
The Turkish incursion into Syria has buoyed the groups under the banner of the Free Syrian Army, but those fighters are under no illusions that their new allies support their revolution.
The country’s largest rebel group and the government said they had finally come to an agreement to end a conflict that had lasted 52 years and claimed some 220,000 lives.
As news spread of the explosion in Xinjiang, home to mostly Muslim ethnic Uighurs, the state said it would “struggle” against terrorism, and some members of the public deplored the fading of ethnic harmony.
Myanmar’s departing government has lifted a nearly four-year curfew in Rakhine, where clashes between Rohingya Muslims and Buddhists left more than 200 people dead.
 Microsoft is understood to be acquiring London-based Swiftkey, the startup which employed artificial intelligence to create a ground-breaking predictive smartphone keyboard, according to sources. The Financial Times is reporting that the deal is “around $250m”. TechCrunch understands the figure is just under that amount. UPDATE: Investor sources say the deal is definitely going… Read More
Prime Minister Chung Hong-won, the No. 2 official in the South Korean government, offered “an apology to the people.”
A global troupe of marginal liberation movements invited to a curious gathering near the Kremlin included, improbably, four from the United States.